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  • v  subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

  • Iraq's ruling General Karim Kassem is in the familiar situation; his army, which alone can overawe the mob, is an uncertain weapon.
  • Only the vast tact of President Olaya Herrera of Colombia and General Vasquez Cobo whom he sent to overawe the Peruvians in Leticia, made a settlement without undue bloodshed .
  • Opening in Baltimore in two weeks and on Broadway in November, the revival does not overawe her.

  • Younis Khan in AFP
    He has had a good record and has earned more respect in the last couple of years. I asked him to give him a guard of honour but he politely turned it down. But the respect will not overawe us, we will try to win this match,said Younus.
  • P Chidambaram in Asia Times Online
    The attack by the Communist Party of India [CPI-Maoist] on a camp of the Eastern Frontier Rifles of West Bengal is another outrageous attempt by the banned organization to overawe the established authority in the state,said Home Minister P...

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